NYC Cop Arrested in ID Fraud Scheme

Officer Raymond Gumti was part of a massive identity theft ring busted last month

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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NYC Cop Arrested in ID Fraud Scheme

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Prosecutors say a 23-year-old New York City police officer has been arrested on grand larceny and forgery charges as part of massive identity theft takedown earlier this year.

Officer Raymond Gumti who works at the Police Academy is accused of giving his mother's credit card numbers and other identification to men accused of running a mass ID theft scheme. The arrest Thursday is related to an October takedown in which more than 100 people were arrested. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said at the time that five separate criminal enterprises operating out of Queens were dismantled. They were hit with hundreds of charges.

It wasn't clear whether Gumti had a lawyer. There was no answer at his listed number.

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